Re: [NARCDC] On the trail of the masticator
- Check with your local/state Fire Safe Councils; this is nothing new to them, in fuels reduction.
President; Butte County
Resource Conservation District
Board of Directors
14109 Norwich Circle
Magalia CA 95954-9410
I'm unsure of the name of the equipment, but the Georgia Forestry Commission has purchased machines that seem to do what you are indicating. You can call Jeff Sibley at (770) 254-7218 or e-mail him at jsibley@... for more info on it. Good luck!
Rolling Hills RC&D
Jerry Smith <jerry.smith@...> wrote:
>Rumor check-out. I was just informed by the NRCS state forester that--
>there is a machine called the masticator, chewing small wood into chips
>near Auburn, CA. The production rates seemed very high and it sounded
>like something that might be feasible to look at with dog-hair forest
>stands, both from a fire reduction standpoint and the possibility of
>I found it difficult to restrain myself from all the pun potentials of
>this email subject, so I'm signing off before I succumb. I'm looking for
>more information about this machine and its eating habits, territorial
>preferences and any other information.
>Columbia Pacific RC&EDD
Cindy Haygood, RC&D Coordinator
Rolling Hills RC&D Council
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